It is important for our friends to believe we are unreservedly frank with them, and important to friendship that we are not.
No matter how brilliantly an idea is stated, we will not really be moved unless we have already half thought of it ourselves.
A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.
Even cowards can endure hardship; only the brave can endure suspense.
Albert Einstein when asked what he considered to be the most powerful force in the universe answered: Compound interest! What you have become is the price you paid to get what you used to want.
We lavish on animals the love we are afraid to show to people. They might not return it; or worse, they might.
It took man thousands of years to put words down on paper, and his lawyers still wish he wouldn't.
I'm glad I don't have to explain to a man from Mars why each day I set fire to dozens of little pieces of paper, and then put them in my mouth.
There is always some specific moment when we become aware that our youth is gone; but, years after, we know it was much later.
Our strength is often composed of the weakness that we're damned if we're going to show.
If you are brave too often, people will come to expect it of you.
Love unlocks doors and opens windows that weren't even there before.
We are all born brave, trusting and greedy, and most of us remain greedy.
Likely as not, the child you can do the least with will do the most to make you proud.
It is important to our friends to believe that we are unreservedly frank with them, and important to friendship that we are not.
The young are generally full of revolt, and are often pretty revolting about it.
We are seldom happy with what we now have, but would go to pieces if we lost any part of it.
We all become great explorers during our first few days in a new city, or a new love affair.
For the happiest life, days should be rigorously planned, nights left open to chance.
Most of us become parents long before we have stopped being children.
There are a handful of people whom money won't spoil, and we all count ourselves among them.
Most sermons sound to me like commercials - but I can't make out whether God is the Sponsor or the Product.
Society honors its living conformists and its dead troublemakers.
If I knew what I was so anxious about, I wouldn't be so anxious.
The proud man can learn humility, but he will be proud of it.
If you made a list of reasons why any couple got married, and another list of the reasons for their divorce, you'd have a hell of a lot of overlapping.
Happiness is like the penny candy of our youth: we got a lot more for our money back when we had no money.
Every day of our lives, we are on the verge of making those slight changes that would make all the difference.
It's innocence when it charms us, ignorance when it doesn't.
When suffering comes, we yearn for some sign from God, forgetting we have just had one.
A woman telling her true age is like a buyer confiding his final price to an Armenian rug dealer.
In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing.
No one really listens to anyone else, and if you try it for a while you'll see why.
A car is useless in New York, essential everywhere else. The same with good manners.
No one has ever loved anyone the way everyone wants to be loved.
There are so many things that we wish we had done yesterday, so few that we feel like doing today.
Learning too soon our limitations, we never learn our powers.
What you have become is the price you paid to get what you used to want.
Youth is not enough. And love is not enough. And success is not enough. And, if we could achieve it, enough would not be enough.
Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man.
Every society honors its live conformists and its dead troublemakers.
We would all like a reputation for generosity and we'd all like to buy it cheap.